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'90s sitcom The Nanny is becoming a musical

news Jan 09, 2020


Fans of the beloved series rejoice – the legendary Fran Fine of the nasal voice and bold fashion choices is coming to Broadway. The creators of The Nanny, Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson, will work with producers Brian Zeilinger and Scott Zeilinger (Mean Girls; Dear Evan Hansen) to develop the project, while actor and singer-songwriter Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Adam Schlesinger are slated to write the music.

Joining the team is Marc Bruni, who directed Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

The TV show ran for six seasons and followed the story of a down-on-luck cosmetics consultant who falls into the job of nannying for the three children of a millionaire Broadway producer, Maxwell Sheffield.

Sadly, Drescher will not be reprising her role in the musical, saying "we’d have to change the title to The Granny."

No dates have been announced yet, but if other musical production schedules are anything to go by, it'll be a while before Fran Fine takes her first high-heeled step onto the Broadway stage. The Book of Mormon and Hamilton were seven and six years in the making respectively, while Frozen the Musical was announced in January 2014 but didn't make its Broadway debut until 2018.

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Catherine Mah

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